Ruuxa and Raina: Lifelong Companions

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park has paired a cheetah cub with a puppy because the cub has no mother.

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Raina and Ruuxa pose for photos while on a therapeutic walk Tuesday, Sept. 9.
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Ruuxa underwent surgery on Sept. 3 for a growth abnormality in his front libs.
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Raina has been close by as Ruuxa recovers from her surgery.
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When the pair first met in June 2014.
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Raina and Ruuxa pose for photos while on a therapeutic walk Tuesday, Sept. 9.
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Ruuxa and Raina on their walk at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
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Ruuxa and Raina on their walk at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
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Ruuxa and Raina on their walk at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
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Ruuxa and Raina on their walk at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
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When the pair first met in June 2014.
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When the pair first met in June 2014.
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When the pair first met in June 2014.
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Johnnie England/Metroplex Animal Coalition
When the pair first met in June 2014.
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